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January 28, 2015 at 10:23 AM

The media and Marshawn Lynch on Day 2: “You know why I’m here.”

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Marshawn Lynch fulfilled his mandatory  media requirements on Wednesday in the media tent just outside the Seahawks team hotel. Lynch was supposed to take interviews at a table along with tight end Cooper Helfett. But a crush of cameras and reporters around the table before he even entered the building forced the Seahawks to change their plans. Instead, they made Lynch available on one of six podiums and had Max Unger, who was scheduled to be on the podium, move to the table.

Lynch came through the masses, again wearing sunglasses and a different variation of his “BeastMode” line of hats, which he will be reportedly fined for wearing. He climbed on the podium and set the timer on his phone to 5 minutes.

“So ain’t nothing changed from yesterday,” he said. “I’m still the same person I was yesterday. And I have the same thing for you that I had yesterday.”

Asked immediately about being fined for wearing a hat by the NFL, Lynch replied:

“You know why I’m here,” he said.

And that was the line of the day.

Lynch was asked about his charities and his work with kids and why he wouldn’t reach and give  a message to his fans.

HIs response: “They know why I’m here.”

The news of that fine and a second straight day of the media circus seemed to have Lynch a little more irritable than on media day where he smiled and at times seemed apologetic when repeating his phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” over and over.

But he wouldn’t be goaded into a different response.

He was asked: “Marshawn, isn’t this whole act a way to get attention for yourself and a selfish move when there’s so much else that goes into winning for the Seahawks besides you?”

Lynch leaned forward and said, “You know why I’m here.”

Here’s the best interaction of the day.

  • Reporter: What music are you going to listen to pregame?
  • Lynch: It’s a new song.
  • Reporter: Who wrote it?
  • Lynch: “Marshawn. ‘You know why I’m here.'”
The Seahawks met reporters Wednesday afternoon at the team hotel.  Marshawn Lynch too made an appearance, but only said "you know why I'm here." (DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

The Seahawks met reporters Wednesday afternoon at the team hotel. Marshawn Lynch too made an appearance, but only said “you know why I’m here.” (DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

 

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